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Posts Tagged ‘fbi

North Korea involved in stealing money via SWIFT?

Symantec blog post SWIFT header

Symantec blog post SWIFT header

#FBI concluded that the #NorthKorea government was responsible for a #Lazarus #hacking group that has been linked to string of aggressive #attack s since 2009. Initially largely focused on targets in the #US and #SouthKorea. The group was linked to #Backdoor.Destover, a highly destructive Trojan that was the subject of an FBI warning after it was used in an attack against #Sony Pictures Entertainment. This #malware in turn shares similarities with the #code used to break into the #SWIFT #network and steal funds from a number of #bank s recently. It is of course possible that somebody duped poor #Korea ns, but having lived so many years under communist rule I do not want to believe that they are innocent as babes.

Read details on Symantec blog post here…

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Written by Pawel Debski

2016/05/30 at 10:55

US citizen & the machine of the state – Isis Agora Lovecruft major Tor developer flees to Europe

After being concerned about the state of the democracy and freedom in Poland let’s now worry about somebody else deeds. I read today a post by Isis Agora Lovecruft, one of the major Tor developers, that made me chilly.

Tor logo

Tor logo

Here are few excerpts about her feelings:

“In the case that they might have asked for a backdoor, I tried to distract myself from the overwhelming (I don’t think I’ve actually fully understood the word “overwhelming” before these events) stress.”

“ability to detain me and mess with my belongings for as long as they liked”, “I’ll admit I actually cried, not knowing when I’d hug my mom again”

“I didn’t talk to anyone who wasn’t already in regular contact with me, fearing I might endanger them — some thug might show up at their mom’s door or make some threats to their lawyers”

“Why is the FBI trying to make a developer of an open source encryption tool feel unwelcome in their country of origin?”

“As an aside: that any random FBI agent has the ability to learn someone’s personal cell phone number and use it — uninvited — is, in my opinion, extremely threatening and unacceptable”

Something must have gone wrong in US if I do read such things or look on the statistics of white vs black people killed by the Police. Any input and comments welcome, especially from the other side of the Big Pond.


Came across the story via http://thehackernews.com/2016/05/tor-fbi-lovecruft.html

Written by Pawel Debski

2016/05/18 at 21:21